Did anyone else listen to this? This American Life frequently opens my mind and gives me new perspective, but I don’t remember being so viscerally hit by a story before
Story of rape not believed:
Arrrrrghhhhhhh. I’ve been hearing my whole life about how victims of rape are revictimized by the police, but this story really lays it all out. Even though I knew these things happened I am struck by how naive I have been that reporting a rape, having a rape kit done, having physical evidence, being the goddamn 21st century would somehow make some difference in being believed.
Sort of a “happy ending” in that the revicitmized victim is ultimately vindicated (after years! after being convicted of the crime of falsification! after having to pay $500!) but devastating.